Tag: Travel

Travel Destination: La Campagne Tropicana Resort

I had heard great and some not so great things about this place before visiting, but I somehow chose to forget the not so great things; and yea, forgetting came back to bite me. Amarachi (of Travel with a Pen) had told me in the past that DSLR “professional” cameras were not allowed. After making...

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Travel Destination: Limbe

You know that thing when Nigerian artisans tell you “yes I can do it” to any question you ask them? Me: can you make this my Datsun look and drive like a Porsche? Nigerian artisan: of course na, na small thing; just pay first. I was in Douala and decided to go back to Limbe and get a closer look...

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Travel Destination: Kwa Falls

Kwa waterfall is in Akampka. The problem with the previous statement is that the Akampka most people know is on the Calabar – Ikom Road. You can’t get to the fall using that road – very annoying if you’ve been trying to find this place for months like me. It’s like...

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Nanna Living History Museum, Koko

Visiting Opobo and seeing the statue and palace of Jaja made me want to see Nana’s equivalent. Besides having similar sounding names and having town’s synonymous with them, they were both sent into exile by the British. Nana was the only one of many sent into exile by the British to come back home...

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Travel Destination: Koko – Floating Market

I had read about the floating market in Ogheye, somewhere around Koko and was very eager to see it for myself. I was shocked that I didn’t even know it existed. I probably did a bad job of explaining which market it was I wanted to visit though because I ended up in the market in Koko and...

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Boat Regatta, Opobo

One of my new year’s resolution is new places, new sights, new sounds. So hopefully this will be the last post showing somewhere I’ve already visited. This was my second trip to Opobo. My previous visit was also to watch the boat regatta held on the 31st of December. Both times...

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Travel Destination: Badagry

Have you heard the story of three thieves who tried to steal from a house through a window at night? The first thief brings his hand out of the window, he refuses to say what exactly his loot is but says that it is glorious. The second thief puts his hand through the window and suffers cuts from a...

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Travel Destination: Tarkwa Bay

Getting to Tarkwa Bay requires a 10 to 15 minutes boat ride from Victoria Island. Most descriptions on how to get to Tarkwa Bay just say get a boat ride from one of the jetties along the marina. Very helpful it is not. Tarzan: This was the first boat service we checked out. The weather...

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Travel Destination: Abraka

I am always looking for new and unique places to visit closer to home in Port Harcourt. The Ethiope River passes through Abraka and in Abraka it is about 30 minutes (by road) from its source in Umuaja. This also means that the river at this point is fairly free from pollution and the water is so...

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Looking for Transwonderland by Noo Saro-Wiwa

A lot of Nigerians appear to have a problem with this book because of how they think it represents Nigeria. Just go through the reviews for the book on Amazon and you will find posts by Nigerians complaining of its depiction of their belovead country. Looking for Transwonderland was written by Noo...

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